Hola, Book Dragons! Let’s talk about some undervalued YA books today. Here is a list of 13 YA books, year-wise, I’ve read that made my favorite pile but which I haven’t seen many people reading.
1. Just One Wish – Janette Rallison
This was a sweet story about one girl’s need to take care of her little brother. As the synopsis says, this novel will have readers laughing and crying at the same time.
2. Audrey, Wait! – Robin Benway
This is one hilarious book with such witty writing it will you laughing all through-out the book! (You can read my review here.)
3. The Host – Stephenie Meyer
The movie was great and who can resist Jake Abel? But the book now? The book was freaking amazing! As a norm, I hate love triangles but can a body hosting 2 souls having feelings for 2 guys be construed as a love triangle? I think not. But don’t take my word for it. Read the book. 😉
4. Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood – Eileen Cook
This book struck very close to one of my own personal issues and set of values. A best friend is sacred and deserves your loyalty and protection. You don’t betray your best friend and throw her to the wolves. You don’t add to her misery. There’s a special kind of hell for people who betray and cheat and lie and hurt others for their own gain. I liked Helen a lot and I could relate to her. Her style, her snarky charm and clear voice were cool. Solid good book. (You can read my review here.)
5. Five Flavors of Dumb – Antony John
I can’t remember how I came across this book but I do know the fantastic cover played a big part. The writing was really good and I enjoyed this story a lot. 🙂
6. Epic Fail – Claire LaZebnik
Epic Fail is one of my favorite among Claire Lazebnik’s YA Contemporary books. It’s a modern-day retelling of Pride and Prejudice and it’s hilarious. If you guys liked Pride and Prejudice, you might give this a try.
7. The Waiting Sky – Lara Zielin
Whoa, this book focused on major issues, a teenage girl stuck with an alcoholic mother. It was heartbreaking at times the choices she had to make. (You can read my review here.)
8. How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True – Sarah Strohmeyer
Every time I think about this book, the writing just blows me away. It was so good! The words were a pleasure to read.
9. The Avery Shaw Experiment – Kelly Oram
Wonderful romantic comedy. Grayson’s voice is hilarious.
10. Soundless – Richelle Mead
Stand-alone book by Richelle Mead. Ikr! The author of the Vampire Academy series usually only writes series but this stand-alone was fantastic, with twists you could never see coming and an OTP you could totally ship. (And how badass is that cover?)
11. If We Were a Movie – Kelly Oram
This was a really good book, sweet and hilarious. I would definitely read it again. (You can read my review here.)
12. To Best The Boys – Mary Weber
Some books are written so well, with such original plot-lines, you can’t help but fall for them. That’s what To Best The Boys was for me. This was a gem of a book that I ended up loving more than I’d expected and for a book dragon, isn’t that the best feeling in the world? 😉 (You can read my review here.)
13. The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee
Fresh and appealing writing style, with awe-inspiring characters, a wit that was a true pleasure to read, a good plot that kept you engaged in the story and plot twists that had your stomach in knots. I loved everything about this book. (You can read my review here.)
You guys, just talking about these books is making me want to re-read them! The one thing I can say without any doubt, is the writing for all these 13 books were so good, they made me keep reading.
I do hope you give them a try.
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